Orchid Plants

Do I Have a Fungus in My Orchid’s Root Bark?

kaknorr added on August 14, 2015 | Answered

Through the clear plastic pot my orchid is potted in, I can see many patches of tiny white dots. They could be egg clusters (of some pest) but I have a feeling it is fungus. It has only one yellowing leaf, 4 or 5 fine looking leaves and a recent healthy leaf. I am ready to throw it away, but I sort of want to rescue it. I do not have new bark to repot it in. Only moss, which I don't have such good results with. What could I disinfect the roots in before I repot in moss if this is fungus?

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Answered on August 16, 2015

This could be Mealybug.

I would treat the roots and soil with Neem Oil.

Here are some links for you for care and repotting of your orchid. I would wait to repot when the orchid is done blooming.
Moss would not be a good potting medium.


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